14 March 2019

Creating bridges – art in public space - Lecture by Daria de Beauvais, 19 March, Sofia

Sariev Contemporary and French Institute in Bulgaria are pleased to invite you to

Creating bridges – art in public space
Lecture by Daria de Beauvais, Senior Curator, Palais de Tokyo


19 March 2019, 6 pm
French Institute, 3 Slaveykov sq., Sofia
Free admission
The lecture will be in French with Bulgarian translation

The lecture is realized within the framework of the initiative Sariev+Markov sculpture projects.

Art in public space is a tradition rooted in France, especially in the Francilian landscape. Different kinds of interventions over the past 30 years will be discussed, whether ephemeral or permanent commissions, democratic or activist gestures. This lecture will take as starting point historical examples such as the wrapping of the Pont Neuf by Christo (1985) and the columns of Daniel Buren in the Palais Royal courtyard of honor (1986). It will focus on the “artistic 1%” (created in the 1950s) but also on recent developments, such as the invention of the Nuit Blanche in the early 2000s – more precisely its 2016 edition, curated by the Palais de Tokyo – the “1 building, 1 work” program, or the artistic commands in the Greater Paris area.

- Daria de Beauvais
Senior Curator, Palais de Tokyo
Member of the selection committee of Sariev + Markov Artist Residency


Daria de Beauvais is Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris). She is co-curator of the 15th Lyon Bienniale in 2019 with Palais de Tokyo’s curatorial team. Previously, her experience has included work with institutions (the Biennale and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice; the Museum of Modern Art and Independent Curators International in New York) and galleries (Zlotowski, Paris; Alessandra Bonomo, Rome; Lili Marleen, New York). She is also a freelance curator (Paris, Rotterdam, and Chicago). She regularly sits on various committees and juries, writes for a number of magazines and publications and lectures at the university. Amongst her recent exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo: "Angelica Mesiti – When Doing is Saying" (2019), "Laure Prouvost – Ring, Sing and Drink for Trespassing" (2018), "Carte Blanche to Camille Henrot – Days are Dogs" (2017) and "Mika Rottenberg" (2016). 

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The visit of Daria de Beauvais in Bulgaria is at invitation of Sariev Contemporary as part of Sariev+Markov sculpture projects.

Sariev+Markov sculpture projects is a joint initiative of gallery Sariev Contemporary and Markovstudio, which aims, through various activities (residency, educational module consisting of artist talks and lectures, workshops, open doors studio, as well as exhibitions and collaborations with public institutions) to establish a field for creating and presenting sculptural projects for the public space, as well as an environment for discussion and development of such projects, in Bulgaria and abroad.

The first projects within Sariev+Markov sculpture projects are realised in partnership with French Institute, Sofia Municipality, Sofia City Art Gallery and its branch Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Open Arts Foundation. The project is funded by the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality. 

More info about the project here
Watch video of the lecture here